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Avispa Fukuoka and Nagoya Grampus will clash in the first leg of the J-League Semifinals. The big question ahead of this clash is which will progress to the finals to face either Urawa Reds or Yokohama F Marinos. Read our Avispa vs Nagoya preview for details.
Avispa vs Nagoya predictions by Punditfeed
This will be the first time that Avispa and Nagoya clash in a J-League Cup even though these teams have met 13 times most recently. Moreover, the hosts coaches of both teams have met five times.
Under 2.5 goals
It will be the first time that these teams meet in a Semifinal, so expect one of the most difficult J-League Cup clashes from this matchup. The hosts have Three clean sheets from their last five games across all contests. On the flip side, Nagoya Grampus failed to get as a clean sheet in as many games but conceded only more than a goal once in that period.
Both teams to score – No
The next Avispa vs Nagoya prediction is on the team to score. We expect this to be a one-sided scoring game. It was the case in 3 of the last 5 meetings. And with the impressive defensive stats seen on both ends lately, we expect goals on only one end of the pitch.
Over 0.5 half-time goals
The final Avispa vs Nagoya prediction is on the total first-half goals. While we expect fewer than 3 goals in this Avispa vs Nagoya duel. we think the first half will have at least a goal scored on either end of the pitch.
Avispa vs Nagoya fixture preview
See below for the team previews ahead of the J-League Cup clash.
Shigetoshi Hasebe, the head coach for Avispa Fukuoka has won this matchup twice in five meetings with Nagoya’s tactician Kenta Hasegawa. Shigetoshi often uses a 4-4-2 formation and averages 1.61 points in 180 matches. The 51-year-old Avispa head coach was appointed to the position in February 2020 and has so far produced incredible and memorable moments for the hosts.
Even though Avispa lost 4-2 in the Emperor Cup semis before this semis in the Japan League Cup, the hosts went without defeat in four games before that, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Nagoya Grampus’s head coach on the other hand has won this 3 times in five meetings with his matchday host. The visiting coach also prefers a 4-4-2 formation and averages 1.64 games since taking over as the head coach in February 2022. Team h2h shows that the visitors have had the most wins in this match (9) and lost only twice to Avispa in the previous 13 duels, during which there were two draws.
Avispa vs Nagoya H2H and current team form
The previous 14 meetings ended in 9 wins for Nagoya, 2 wins for Avispa and 2 draws. Check the current team form below.
- Avispa Fukuoka form – LDWWW
- Nagoya Grampus form – LDLWD
Avispa vs Nagoya FAQs
- Will the Avispa vs Nagoya match be live in the UK? Unfortunately, there is no live broadcast schedule for Avispa vs Nagoya in the UK.
- What time will Avispa vs Nagoya match start? Avispa Fukuoka won 1-0 at home in the last duel.
- Who are the players to watch in this game? Yuga Yamagishi of Avispa and Nagoya’s Kasper Junker are the players to watch in this clash.
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